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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open


   7:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast


   8:30 am – 10:00 am

Welcome Address & Opening Plenary Session

Artificial Intelligence and the Modern Utility
Two of Europe’s largest utilities – Enel and Terna – will explore how they have successfully applied AI technologies as a part of their digital transformation, and how EPRI has supported efforts to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies.

Moderator

Neil Wilmshurst
Senior Vice President, Energy System Resources, EPRI

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Speakers

Valentina Bosetti
Chairwoman, Terna

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Enrico Viale
Head of North America, Enel

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Giuseppe Amoroso
Head of Digital Strategy and Governance, Enel

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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break & AI Technology Showcase


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • C1: AI for Energy Generation & Power Plant Operations
    An in-depth look into emerging and deployed AI technologies that support and enhance energy generation sources from maintenance and operations to safety and reliability.

Session Lead

Jason Hollern
Program Manager, EPRI

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Speakers

Steve Seachman
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

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DominicGallello

Dominic Gallello
Chief Executive Officer, Symphony Industrial AI

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Ahmad Al Rashdan
Senior Research and Development Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

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Lana El Chaar
Vice President, Center of Excellence, NOMAC

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12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch


   1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • A2: Quantum Computing and AI
    Quantum computing is one of the key transformational technologies of our day. Learn how quantum computers can accelerate machine learning as these two technical areas collide.

Session Co‑Leads

Emma Wong
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

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Gabriella Carini
Director, Instrumentation Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

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Speakers

Jonas Landman
Quantum Algorithms Researcher, QCWare

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Michele Mosca
CEO evolutionQ & Co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

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Michael Martin
Associate Fellow, Structural Integrity, Rolls-Royce

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  • C2: AI in Nuclear
    This session focuses on nuclear-specific use cases for deploying artificial intelligence technologies such as inspection optimization, applications of natural language processing, etc. and the value received from these efforts

Session Co‑Leads

José Ignacio Alútiz
Process Digital Systems Engineering Manager, ANAV

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Thiago Seuaciuc-Osorio
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

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Speakers

Iikka Virkkunen
Co-Founder and Owner, Trueflaw

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Stefan Börlin
Automation Engineer, AFRY

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François Beaudouin
Engineer, Électricité de France (EDF)

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Richard Vilim
Manager, Plant Analysis & Control and Sensors Department, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

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   3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break & AI Technology Showcase


  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • B3: Grand Challenge Session: Environmental Impacts
    Learn how AI/ML technologies are being deployed across the energy industry in interesting and unique ways to minimize harmful impacts on the earth and our environment.

Session Lead


Kyri Baker
Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado

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Speakers

Marcus Voss
Intelligence Architect and AI Expert, Birds on Mars

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Lucien Werner
Graduate Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology

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Jose Eduardo Cordova Garcia
Professor, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

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   5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
   7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Open


   7:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast


   8:30 am – 10:00 am

Plenary Session

Data-Driven Innovation
Join this plenary session to learn from key industry executives about data-driven innovations in their organizations and across the energy industry as well as other industries undergoing digital transformations.

Session Lead

Heather Feldman
Director, Nuclear Innovation, EPRI

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Speakers

Bryan Catanzaro
Vice President, Applied Deep Learning Research, NVIDIA

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Jeremy Fisher
Chief Information Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

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Elodie Viau
Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA

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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break & AI Technology Showcase


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • A4: Decarbonization
    Decarbonization is a key topic facing the world today - not just energy. Learn from key thought leaders in this critically important session on industrywide decarbonization efforts.

Session Lead

Mike Ruszkowski
Senior Program Manager, EPRI

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Speakers

Hanna Grene
Worldwide Power & Utilities Leader, Microsoft

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Farnaz Amin
WW Head Business Development, Carbon Free Grid (AWS Energy & Utilities)

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Davide Coppola
Head of Space Application Initiatives, European Space Agency

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  • B4: Grand Challenge Session: Intelligent and Autonomous Power Plants
    Learn about key innovations driving the energy industry towards intelligent plant operations that streamline operations and help to more quickly identify issues and adapt to changes to improve safety and economics.

Session Lead

Steve Seachman
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

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Speakers

Richard Vilim
Manager, Plant Analysis & Control and Sensors Department, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

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JustinLuke

Lea Boche
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI

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Chris Perullo
Director of Engineering, Turbine Logic

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Alberto Traverso
Professor, Energy Systems for Mechanical Engineering, University of Genoa

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Daniele Stein
Senior Innovation Analyst, Enel

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12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch


   1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions


   3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break & AI Technology Showcase


  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • B6: AI-4-Energy: Lightning Talks
    Join this hard-hitting session for rapid-fire talks on AI applications that span the energy industry.

Session Lead

Jeremy Renshaw
Senior Program Manager, EPRI

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Speakers

Matias Melero
Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Jonathan Nistor
Chief Science Officer, Blue Wave AI Labs

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James Tusar
Senior Manager, BWR Design & Methods, Constellation

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Aram Shumavon
Chief Executive Officer, Kevala

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Rafael Eduardo Carrillo Rangel
Digital Energy Solutions Expert, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)

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Yingchen Zhang
Vice President of Product Solutions, Utilidata

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Manish Singh
Global Business Head, Tata Consultancy Services

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
   7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Conference Registration Open


   7:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast


   8:30 am – 10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

  • B7: Renewables + AI
    Renewables are a critical piece of the energy mix. This session will cover ways that AI/ML techniques can optimize the use of renewable energy to maximize usage and minimize costs and downtime.

Session Co‑Leads

Raja Pulikollu
Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

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Ray Grout
Center Director, Computational Science Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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Speakers

Charles Tripp
Senior Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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Jaidev Dhavle
Associate Programme Officer, Innovation for the Energy Transition, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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Elena Haddad
Deployment Strategist, Palantir

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Daniel Palmer
Senior Business Development Manager, Upstream Tech

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  • C7: Industry Use Cases: AI for the Grid
    The energy grid is at the heart of the energy transition. Often referred to as the most complex system/machine on earth, it is ripe with use cases for obtaining value from the implementation of AI/ML technologies. Join this important session duo to learn more about what is being (and could be) done for grid-related use cases.

Session Lead

Anne-Lise Laurain
Senior Technical Leader, EPRI

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Speakers

Rachel Berryman
Deputy Head of AI Center of Excellence, Elia

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Maxime Hanot
Senior Energy Analytics Consultant, N‑SIDE

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Kaan Duman
Head of ML Engineering, Noteworthy.ai

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Maite Gonzalez
Distribution System Innovation, UFD

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Douglas Coene
Chief Customer Officer, eSmarts System

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Silvia de Francisci
Head of Safety & Operational Excellence Innovation Partner, Enel Grids

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10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Closing Plenary Session

Developing Value through Digital Transformation and Data Science
Artificial intelligence is just one of several transformative technologies utilities are adopting today as part of their digital transformation efforts. This session will focus on the bigger picture of digital transformation at utilities and around the world.

Moderator

Mike Howard
Chair of the Executive Committee, World Energy Council & CEO Emeritus, EPRI

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Speakers

Luca Lo Presti
Executive Partner, IBM

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Lana El Chaar
Vice President, Center of Excellence, NOMAC

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12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch


Summit Concludes

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